Everybody vs. Everybodies

Can 'Everybody' be used as a plural pronoun? Or it should always be used as a singular noun? Here, we will see if 'Everybody' can be pluralized or not?

"Everybody" vs. "Everybodies" in English Grammar

Is 'Everybodies' Correct?

'Everybody' as a singular indefinite pronoun cannot be used in plural form. It is always singular and comes with singular verbs.
So, we can never use 'everybodies'.

Everybody needs a friend to talk to.

If we put a space between 'every' and 'body, it's no longer a pronoun, but a noun phrase, which means:

  1. 'body' can be used as a plural noun 'bodies;
  2. other words can be put between 'every' and 'body'.

The survey will be used by government departments and every other public bodies.

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